Celebrities in Yellow

Celebrities in Yellow, oil stick on paper & acrylic on window, 2020

I was surprised by yellow emojis that yellowness is designed as a neutral colour for the race. Yet, Chinese people always describe themselves as of yellow skin, which I don't see it this way. The use of colours in describing skin tone has become a taboo in some countries due to its association with racism. In comparison with these countries, the racism issue in my country is seldom discussed. However, the contradiction between classes of difference economic and social position is always visible.

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